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Police and journalists outside a court in Glostrup, Denmark, where convicted murderer Peter Madsen will appear after his Tuesday's escape attempt, Wednesday morning, Oct. 21, 2020. A Danish man convicted of torturing and murdering a Swedish journalist on his homemade submarine made a brief escape from a suburban Copenhagen prison on Tuesday. (Photo: Liselotte Sabroe / Scanpix 2020)

Danish sub killer denies he had help in prison break attempt

Oct. 21, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish man convicted of murdering a Swedish journalist on his homemade submarine was remanded to custody Wednesday after he confessed to threatening several people as he attempted to break out of a suburban Copenhagen prison. Prosecutors said Peter Madsen threatened a...

A police office watches Peter Madsen as he sits on the side of a road after being apprehended following a failed escape attempt in Albertslund, Denmark, Tuesday Oct. 20, 2020. The self-taught Danish engineer, who was convicted of torturing and murdering a Swedish journalist on his homemade submarine in 2017 before dismembering her body and dumping it at sea, on Tuesday was captured after attempted prison escape outside the suburban Copenhagen jail where he is serving life-time sentence. (Nils Meilvang/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

Danish submarine killer briefly escapes from prison

Oct. 20, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish man convicted of torturing and murdering a Swedish journalist on his homemade submarine made a dramatic but brief escape from a suburban Copenhagen prison Tuesday, reportedly taking a hostage to break out before police recaptured him. Peter Madsen was quickly apprehended...

Copenhagen lord mayor resigns after sexual harassment cases

Oct. 19, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Copenhagen’s lord mayor is stepping down after 11 years in the job and and as deputy leader of Denmark's governing Social Democratic Party following admissions that he sexually harassed women during social gatherings. “I have decided to resign as mayor so that my...

FC Midtjylland's Pione Sisto, second right, celebrates scoring with teammates in the 3F Superliga match FC Midtjylland against OB at the MCH Arena in Herning, Denmark, Saturday Oct. 17, 2020. FC Midtjylland has been one of the poster teams for analytics in European soccer. Now the Danish club is about to find out how its data-driven and statistical approach fares in the Champions League after qualifying for the competition’s group stage for the first time.  (Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

Data-driven approach taking Midtjylland to heady heights

Oct. 19, 2020 5:00 AM EDT

They are among the poster boys for analytics in European soccer, a team that scores nearly half of its goals from set pieces and operates a “justice league” that has nothing to do with superheroes. Now, FC Midtjylland — an upstart that has already upended the Danish game in its 21-year...

Danish court convicts 2 over Jewish site, other vandalism

Oct. 16, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two Danish suspected neo-Nazis were convicted Friday of desecrating graves in the Jewish section of a churchyard in northwestern Denmark last year, as well as other acts of vandalism and racism. Prosecutors said the men, aged 39 and 28, were members of the Nordic Resistance...

Norway says Russia was behind hacker attack on parliament

Oct. 14, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's foreign minister said Russia is behind a break-in into the Norwegian Parliament’s email system in August, calling the intrusion “a serious incident that affects our most important democratic institution.” “It is our assessment that Russia is...

A medical staff takes a swab from a woman as residents line up for the COVID-19 test near the residential area in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Authorities in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao said Tuesday that they have completed coronavirus tests on more than 3 million people following the country's first reported local outbreak of the virus in nearly two months. (Chinatopix ia AP)

The Latest: China carries out 4.2 million tests in Qingdao

Oct. 13, 2020 9:42 PM EDT

BEIJING — China says it has carried out more than 4.2 million tests in the northern port city of Qingdao, with no new cases of coronavirus found among the almost 2 million sets of results received. The city has reported a total of 12 cases, six with symptoms and six without, since the new outbreak was...

Oslo police seize e-scooter that can go 3x the speed limit

Oct. 13, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Oslo have seized a tuned, privately-owned electric scooter with a top speed of 58 kilometers per hour (36 mph), which is nearly three times the speed limit for it. The electric scooter was seized during a control program Monday in downtown Oslo in a joint operation with...

Mink breeder Thorbjoern Jepsen holds up a mink, as police forcibly gained access to his mink farm in Gjoel, Denmark, Friday,  Oct. 9, 2020. The culling of at least 2.5 million minks in northern Denmark has started, authorities said Monday after the coronavirus has been reported in at least 63 farms. The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration is handling the culling of the infected animals while breeders who have non-infected animals on a farm within 8 kilometers (5 miles) from an infected farm must put them to sleep themselves.   (Henning Bagger /Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

Danes start culling 2.5 million minks after virus hits farms

Oct. 12, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish veterinarians and farmers have begun culling at least 2.5 million minks in northern Denmark, authorities said Monday, after coronavirus has been reported in at least 63 farms. The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration is handling the culling of the infected animals...

FILE - In this Saturday, May 4, 2019 file photo, King Harald V of Norway and his wife Sonja leave the Notre Dame cathedral after attending at the funeral of the Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, in Luxembourg. Norway’s 83-year-old King Harald V was admitted to the main hospital in Oslo Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 to undergo an operation to replace a heart valve, the palace said. The surgery will not be an open heart operation, the palace said. The king will be awake, and the operation will be performed via the groin with local anesthesia. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Norway's aging king discharged after heart surgery

Oct. 12, 2020 8:19 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — King Harald V of Norway was discharged from the main hospital in Oslo on Monday after a successful operation to replace a heart valve. “The king is in good shape,” the monarch's doctor, Bjoern Bendz, said after the surgery at the Rikshospitalet’s...